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RUSH: I’m told now that we have this sound bite from June 7th ready to go at the proper speed. Let’s try it. Three, two, one.

RUSH: ARCHIVE: Grab audio sound bite number 19. Last Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, at the University of New Hampshire, Romney held a town hall meeting, and during the Q&A somebody stood up and said, “Nearly all the other candidates suggest that there is no scientific consensus on climate change. Some insist that it’s not even occurring! We can’t have a meaningful discussion about solutions until there’s agreement about the problem. Will you, sir, state now that under a Romney administration, global warming will be accepted as reality, and this reality will form the foundation for all climate and energy policy?” And here’s what Romney said…

ROMNEY: I believe the world is getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer — and — and number two, I believe that humans contribute to that. I don’t know how much our contribution is to that ’cause I know there’s been — there have been periods of — of greater heat and — and warmth in the past, but I believe that we contribute to that, and so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Bye-bye, nomination.

Bye-bye nomination.

Another one down.

We’re in the midst here of discovering that this is all a hoax. The last year has established that the whole premise of manmade global warming is a hoax, and we still have presidential candidates who want to buy into it! Why? ‘Cause in New Hampshire they obviously care about it. So you go to Iowa say and you say, “Hey, by the way, I’m all for ethanol subsidies.” Then you go to the Florida and say, “Hey, you seasoned citizens, I’m all for never-ending Social Security!” Wherever you go, whatever they care about there is what you’re for. When I saw this… I couldn’t believe this when I saw it.

RUSH: “Bye-bye nomination.” I said it June 7th, and it is. It looks like it’s just fading away out there — and you want to know? Some of you may remember this, after I said, “Bye-bye, nomination,” one of the talking heads in the media — one of the talking heads in the media — said, “Thanks to Rush Limbaugh, all of these Republican candidates are terrified now of reaching out to mainstream voters.” So what that meant was exactly what I told you last hour? The strategy here has been for Mitt Romney to get this nomination as a moderate, not as a conservative. In primaries, you run to get the base, then when you run in the general, that’s when you move to the center.

That’s the strategy. That’s what the consultants have given us. The Republicans decided this time to split the conservative vote in the primaries and have the moderate win. So by definition, “Thanks to Rush Limbaugh,” all these Republican candidates now are afraid of reaching out to mainstream voters. Mainstream voters believe in hoaxes! Mainstream voters believe the lies, and so we’ve got to appeal to the mainstream by telling ’em we believe the lies! And now “Limbaugh is gumming up the works, and Limbaugh is making our guys afraid to reach out to mainstream voters.” These are Republicans talking! They don’t want your vote!

Well, they want it, but they don’t want it to matter. They don’t want your vote putting anybody over the top. They don’t want your vote being the difference in who wins or loses. They want your vote. But they want our people to win with these independents and moderates, and so you go out and you tell the candidate to say, “Oh, yeah, there’s global warming, and you know what? I think humans are causing it.” Right, go out and try to take an issue away from Obama? You think you’re gonna liberal moderate votes simply by telling people…? It’s idiocy. Ah, screw this “pragmatic.” “We must be pragmatists, we must be centrists and moderates,” and this is the McCain strategy. It’s the McCain strategy; you remember how well that worked. GOP does not want a two-man horse race, either, between a conservative and moderate. They don’t want that. That’s why taking Newt out, trying to. Now, if the conservative gets ten, 20% of the vote, that’s fine, that would be cool, but they don’t want a conservative leaving. They want no part of it.

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